Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are spread across the Arctic Ocean seafloor near the North Pole

Why more than 20 bulldozers — and a plane — are...

Like every year since 2000, polar experts from Russia are making ready for takeoff towards the Arctic ice cap. First, two Mi-8T helicopters will...
Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line faces criticism for plans to use heavy fuel oil until 2029

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line faces criticism for plans to use heavy...

Last week the International Maritime Organization agreed on a draft regulation to phase out the use and carriage of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in the...
A radical transformation of the Pacific Arctic appears to be underway, a new study finds

A radical transformation of the Pacific Arctic appears to be underway,...

Winter sea ice meltdowns and related ultra-warm conditions that gripped the northern Bering Sea and southern Chukchi Sea in the past few years are...
No more protected areas until after devolution, Nunavut premier tells Ottawa

No more protected areas until after devolution, Nunavut premier tells Ottawa

The Government of Nunavut won’t support any new marine protected areas, or any other federal conservation areas in the territory, until after a devolution...
JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to drop Arctic oil financing

JPMorgan Chase becomes the second major US bank to drop Arctic...

One of the largest U.S. financial institutions on Tuesday announced a sustainability policy that precludes any backing for new Arctic oil development.The new policy...
Svalbard’s ‘doomsday’ vault is set to welcome its 1 millionth crop seed variety

Svalbard’s ‘doomsday’ vault is set to welcome its 1 millionth crop...

OSLO — A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples will contain 1 million varieties with...
Why signs of ultra-rare right whales are showing up in farther-north Alaska waters — and why that’s worrisome

Why signs of ultra-rare right whales are showing up in farther-north...

As the Bering Sea warms and transforms, marine animals of all types are moving north — including some of the world’s most critically endangered...
The IMO moves closer to an Arctic HFO ban — but with some exceptions

The IMO moves closer to an Arctic HFO ban — but...

A week-long session of a key International Maritime Organization sub-committee in London ended Friday with some movement toward a ban on heavy fuel oil...
Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going

Renewed EU funding will keep a Scandinavian Arctic fox program going

Conservationists who have brought the Arctic fox in Norway and Sweden back from the brink of extinction will receive an additional €1 million ($1.1...
Why Russia’s thawing permafrost could speed up global climate change

Why Russia’s thawing permafrost could speed up global climate change

MOSCOW — As vast expanses of Siberian permafrost have been thawing amid an overall rise in annual temperatures, greenhouse gases are being released into...